Sporting Volunteer

34. Alice Carter (Lincoln)

She began volunteering in Lincoln during her time at university and spent three years balancing lectures and essay writing with endless hours of volunteering each week to make positive changes to the community around her. Alice volunteered on numerous community based sports and youth projects, engaging with young people who have various behavioural and social […]

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Heroic Army Cadet

33. Richard Angel (London)

 Driving to work in August last year he noticed a man collapsed on the side of the road.  Richard gave the man basic first aid, placed him in the recovery position and, as he went in and out of consciousness, gathered his basic medical information to pass to the paramedics when they arrived. Richard was […]

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Liverpools Dry Bar Landlady

32. Jacquie Johnston-Lynch (Liverpool)

In 2011 she opened Liverpool’s first non-alcoholic bar, The Brink. The bar was set up to be a welcoming place for people in recovery from addiction who were no longer able to go to traditional pubs and bars. The Brink is a dry bar open throughout the day and evening, located in Liverpool City Centre. […]

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Eat, sleep and teach football

31. Rahi Popat (Leicestershire)

Rahi grew up playing football and this soon became his escape and love in life, which continued into his adult years. He became secretary at his childhood team and used that experience to set up his own club, Hamilton Youth.  For the past two years Rahi has completely devoted his life to developing and expanding […]

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Young disability campaigner

30. Joely Colmer (Bournemouth)

At the age of two, Joely was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum, clinically deaf and remained unable to speak until the age of six. In the hope of giving back some of the help she has received over the years, Joely began volunteering with Bournemouth YMCA’s ‘The Chatterbox’ project, a youth-led magazine for […]

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Hospice Hero

29. Denise Whiffin (Essex)

  Whether it’s an off-duty fireman giving up his free time to regenerate local parkland, a first aider teaching useful skills to hundreds of young people or a Mum engaging the community to care for its neighbours, the Point of Light award will honour shining examples of volunteering across England. The J’s Hospice was formed […]

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Nurturing Plants

28. Jean Jolly (Aberdeenshire)

  Whether it’s an off-duty fireman giving up his free time to regenerate local parkland, a first-aider teaching valuable skills to hundreds of young people, or a mum engaging the community in caring for their neighbours, the Point of Light award will honour shining examples of volunteering across Britain. In all weathers Jean can be […]

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Daredevil Fundraiser

27. Ivan Hollingsworth (Newcastle)

  Ivan is the recipient of a new Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Each day someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements.   Ivan’s son Seb was born in 2009 […]

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